Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
Google I didn't plan on this, but there's really nothing I can do. Unless you want me to write about the upcoming ten billionth download from the iOS App Store, you'll have to settle for this. On the Chromium blog, Google has clarified its decision to drop H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, and in it, Google basically repeats the things that those concerned about the future of video on the web have been saying for a long time now: H.264 on the web kills innovation.
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RE[2]: Reasonable overview
by asdf on Sat 15th Jan 2011 11:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Reasonable overview"
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Heh, I was about to write the same thing. For existing devices, software update can provide somewhat less efficient but still working support. There's no difference between the apple devices and whatever else which exists today including androids. For future devices, apple can just add the dang support like everyone else.

It's not like the transition is gonna happen tomorrow. It's going to be staggered over several years and devices which don't have hardware support today doesn't matter all that much in the longer perspective.

There is no reason to allow apple and its weird subset of userbase to hold back progress of everyone else.

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